It’s said that student politics are so dirty precisely because the stakes are so small.
At least with the Concordia Student Union, the stakes involve some serious money.
A week after the scandal of the year broke out, the student papers (especially The Concordian) are all over the news, even though there’s nothing actually new happening, mainly because the target of the $25,000 bribe accusation hasn’t spoken publicly about it. It’s even making the McGill papers.
Meanwhile, in other scandals keeping the CSU so busy they can’t deal with regular business:
- Email account broken into! Secret evil plotting emails leaked!
- Patrice Blais sued! For libel! For $125,000!
- Patrice Blais sues! May force special election a whole month before general election, wasting thousands of dollars!
- Disappearing bookkeeper defaults on legal case! On the hook for $360,000!